Advances in transient-liquid-phase bonding of ultra-high temperature ZrC ceramics

Diletta Sciti, Laura Silvestroni, Laura Esposito, Kunihiko Nakashima, Noritaka Saito, Yoshinori Yamaoka, Andreas M. Glaeser

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    Full exploitation of the many attractive engineering properties of ultra-high temperature ceramics (UHTCs) requires that they can be joined. This paper explores progress in identifying joining strategies based on the use of transient liquid phases (TLPs). Wetting studies are used to explore the suitability of specific liquids for joining, while bonding studies provide the ultimate test. Sintering aids in the UHTC provide a major potential obstacle to successful joining, and dissolved impurities in the TLP can also complicate the joining process. Nonetheless, we show that well-bonding interfaces can be achieved when ZrC ceramics are bonded at 1673 K using a Ni/Nb/Ni multilayer interlayer.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)501-511
    Number of pages11
    JournalHigh Temperature Materials and Processes
    Issue number4-5
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Materials Science(all)
    • Condensed Matter Physics
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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